Hi all I have been working in a call centre for over 4 years now, been two years diagnosed with hypothyroidism since then have been tired and healths not been the best weight gain, asthma triggering off, being too tired, swollen feet to name a few, at first I had a disciplinary for my lateness because it was an absolute struggle for me to manage half 8 in the morning starts at that hearing I was told it's my responsibility to get a health check done and report back to them with how my health effects my ability to work but my doctor refused to do the occupational health check and wrote a letter in my Favour from which that disciplinary stopped I then opted myself to work for longer hours with more days off which started from 10am rather than 8:30am. Since then Iv had 8 Seperate occasions of absences I'm a born asthmatic and hence had three Seperate occasions of two chest infections and a viral infection rest were not related to my illnesses as such I asked for myself to be moved to a warmer place as a reasonable adjustment which got rejected, I then asked for the heating to go up which also got rejected because I'm always sensitive to cold due to windows being open and air cons being on. I then ended up in a disciplinary again this time for my absences for the 8 occasions mentioned above, in which I explained about my illness being classed as a disability but the result of that was a written warning and my free benefits from company being taken away for 9 months. In my welfare meeting I asked for a higher trigger point for absences which also got rejected. I put in a grievance complaint and appealed against the disciplinary decision. Today I had the meeting and again I feel I'm getting no where is there anything I can do?! I am trying my best to manage my illness by getting regular blood tests and recently I asked my doctor to refer me to a dietician because my weight has gone up and due to that my asthma is being triggered off more but doctor said NHS has rejected that request because I don't suffer from diabetes and Im not as overweight as they would want for their patients to be. With my work managers it feels to me as they don't care and I don't feel supported at all. Need some desperate advice as feel very depressed in this situation
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